Phone: (303) 765-3183
B.A., Florida International University
M.S., Nova Southeastern University
M.A., M.Phil, Drew University
Ph.D., Drew University
Hernández has served as Iliff’s academic vice president and dean of the faculty since 2009 and as a member of the faculty since 2001. He served as interim president and chief executive officer from 2012 to 2013.
His teaching areas include the history of Christianity from the Medieval to the Early Modern periods. His research interests include the history of Muslim and Christian relations beginning with the Crusades, the problem of religious diversity in medieval and early modern Spain, and the role of mystical movements and pneumatology in Christian history. Hernández also led the Iliff faculty design team that developed the Authentic Engagement Program™. He has over thirty years of combined experience as an administrator, curriculum developer, and as a successful “change-agent” for leadership and organizational management systems in different educational settings.
Hernández is the author of: Subversive Fire: The Untold Story of Pentecost, (Emeth Press, 2010). He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, and the Chief Academic Officers Society (CAOS) of the Association of Theological Schools. He has served on the advisory board of the Hispanic Theological Initiative, located at Princeton Theological Seminary. Hernández has addressed numerous local, regional, and national gatherings and religious organizations about the legacies of Medieval Spain for a post-9/11 world. His most recent book project, The Quest for the Historical Satan (Fortress Press, 2011), co-authored with Miguel De La Torre, explores the history of Satan and the problem of evil in the history of Christianity.